Success Stories Archive

Run the numbers

Accounting adds up to career opportunities As an interpreter for the numbers language of business, an accountant tracks the financial records of business from assets to taxes. Northeast State alumnus Tim Crigger, ’14, speaks that language quite

April Eads and the Power of Talents at Work

Northeast State alumna April Eads paved her career path by seeking out challenges in technology and business development. As business development manager at Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), Eads works hard to promote economic development in Sullivan

Winning Combination: Eric Henley harnesses the power of ability and education

Eric Henley is a fine example of what happens when ability and education are combined. Henley, owner of H-Tek Auto Care in Gray, Tenn., said the influences of his father and grandfathers – all whom were mechanically

Little Brings Real-World Experience to Entertainment Technology

Jeff Little, department head of Northeast State’s newly minted Entertainment Technology program, brings to the classroom a performer’s on-stage enthusiasm coupled with a road manager’s grasp of how things get done. Little, who spent the last 10

Megan Coram Earns National O’Banion Technology Award

State student Megan Coram earned the national Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. This is the first time a Northeast State student has received the award. Each year, the

Coca-Cola Loves Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner

Northeast State graduates Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner, both of Kingsport, were named Coca-Cola scholars for 2014. Orten earned the New Century Scholar honor and Sumner received the Silver Scholar award. It was the first time two

James Dockery finds calling in cardiovascular technology

James Dockery, Class of 2003, has always had a passion for the health care field, but it took Northeast State fledging Cardiovascular Invasive Technology Program to kick-start his career. James is currently clinical supervisor at Piedmont Atlanta

Beth Ross earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Northeast State Community College graduate Elizabeth “Beth” Ross, earned the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for 2013. “It is a huge honor to receive this scholarship,” says Ross, of Blountville. “I am truly grateful to

Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking